With two months go for the T20 World Cup in South Africa, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led aspect must also precisely know the place they stand following the 5 video games.
Head coach Ramesh Powar was abruptly sacked three days earlier than the collection opener and former India batter Hrishikesh Kanitkar is now in command of the help workers because the designated batting coach.
India managed to win the Asia Cup in October although they had been responsible of experimenting a tad an excessive amount of which value them a league sport towards Pakistan.
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In the current previous, India have managed to compete towards the mighty Australia however did not recover from the road. One such case was their final assembly within the Commonwealth Games remaining in August when India threw it away after a blinder from Harmanpreet within the run chase.
The batting has a settled look with star batter Smriti Mandhana anticipated to attain the majority of the runs. Her opening companion Shafali Verma, who will lead within the U-19 World Cup subsequent month, might be put beneath strain by the Australian pacers contemplating her weak spot towards the brief ball.
Jemimah Rodrigues has proven good kind ever since returning to the nationwide aspect whereas skipper Harmanpreet too has regained consistency. Harleen Deol and Yastika Bhatia have made a comeback after their prolific run within the Challenger Trophy.
Leg-spin bowling all-rounder Devika Vaidya has made a return to the T20 aspect after eight years and her presence lends selection to the spin assault filled with left-armers and offies.
Renuka Thakur has been the standout pacer for the group over the previous six months and he or she can be hoping for help from uncapped left-arm seamer Anjali Sarvani.
Australia, who might be led by Alyssa Healy in Meg Lanning’s absence, too have recent faces within the line-up. Expectations are excessive from 19-year-old batter Phoebe Litchfield who is predicted to fill the retired Rachael Haynes’ sneakers. The southpaw had spent loads of time with Mandhana throughout the WBBL final yr.
Ex-Ireland pacer Kim Garth and Heather Graham are additionally anticipated to make their Australia debut.
Lanning just isn’t a part of the touring occasion as she has taken an indefinite break from the sport.
Australia squad: Alyssa Healy (c), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland
India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Devika Vaidya, S Meghana, Richa Ghosh, Harleen Deol.